Technical group set up to study production of construction materials in Angola

18 September 2014

Angola’s ability to provide building materials for construction projects in the country will be evaluated by a technical group set up by Angolan construction sector businessmen, according to Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The decision was made at a meeting with the Minister for Industry, Bernarda Martins, which also served to look at the possibilities of creating the Association of Building Materials Entrepreneurs.

At the meeting the Director of the Industrial Development Institute of Angola, António Dias da Silva, considered it necessary to invest more in production of construction materials, which still fall short of meeting the country’s needs.

António Dias da Silva noted that “these industries must continue to work and to invest, particularly in innovation and the quality of their products, so that the market can absorb all that they produce.”

According to Jornal de Angola, the aim of the meeting was interaction with entrepreneurs involved in the production of building materials, as well as to inform about the opportunities that the public sector is creating for national industries. (macauhub/AO)